Abbas Salihu

06 February 2011

Abbas SalihuSport/Event >

Date and Place of Birth >
14 February 1982 Jimeta, Nigera

Weight > 73kg

Judo grade > 2nd Dan

Coached by >
Juergen Klinger

Date Arrived at Team Bath >
August 2008

Course of Study >
Foundation Degree sport  performance part time (European Judo Union)

Length of Course >
3 years

Clubs >
Army Judo Club/Team Bath

Occupation >
Soldier (Army)

Biography >
Abbas is a Sergeant in the British Army, currently on full time judo training in University of Bath.

He was born in Nigeria where he started judo at the very young age.

Abbas have represented Nigeria in several international judo events which includes; 2009, 2011 Senior World Judo Championships, 2002 Commonwealth Games, 2001, 2003 African Judo Championships and several Grand Slams, Grand Prix and World Cups.

He has also represented the British Army and the Combined Services in quite few International Judo tournaments.

He is currently the Army Judo team captain and just qualified as a European judo union level 4 Coach at the University of Bath.

Headline Result >
Represented Nigeria – under 73kg – Senior World Judo Championships, Paris, France – August 2011

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